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Makeup for the Holidays


By: eseandre

Doing your makeup during the holidays can be a bit tasking as it usually deviates from your normal everyday makeup looks. The holidays, depending on where you are, typically involves a lot of parties. Whether they are office parties, house parties, clubs or just the good old invite your friends for free food and wine, every girl is going to want to slay as hard as she possibly can.

Some of us would also be travelling and would therefore hate to lug around fifty eight tons of makeup (I kid, I kid), so it would be nice to have just the perfect amount of makeup needed with us.

Perfect Beginnings

The first step to killing your holiday look is to have the right base, no one likes to have melting makeup that slides off the skin and you might find yourself in hot, sweaty environments. Moisturize your skin properly with the right moisturizer for your skin type and then apply a primer.

A proper moisturizing and priming routine would save your makeup and can lead to it lasting the entire whole day. Here we have an example of a drugstore and high end primer

drugstore
Drugstore
high end
High End

A Sexy Pout!

Next up is a sexy lip, the holidays are the perfect time for you to experiment with your makeup and one of the easiest ways to do this is to pop on a bright, gorgeous sexy lip color. The trick to getting a hang on this is to first prime your lips to erase all color from it, then on that smooth base apply a lip liner to perfectly outline your lips natural contour. And then you apply whatever shade of lippie you so desire.

Here is a black vampy look on model Aya Jones
Here is a black vampy look on model Aya Jones
Solange rocks a bright purple lip on a heavy brow with not much else
Solange rocks a bright purple lip on a heavy brow with not much else

Glittering, Gleaming Soul Windows

Your eye makeup looks are another prime opportunity for holiday time experimentation as the seasons colors are usually bright and cheerful. You can try your hands on that bright color you usually run away from on your eye shadow palette or go in with a shiny metallic look to rival the Tin Man. You can pop on a gorgeous extended cat-eye, glitter liners or even line your lids with crystals girl! Either way you go, a sexy eye look can tie up your make up look and give it a serious wow factor.

Model Kendall Jenner rocking a gorgeous extended cat eye
Model Kendall Jenner rocking a gorgeous extended cat eye
Here are crystals lined on a models lids, popping!
Here are crystals lined on a models lids, popping!
Bright Gold look on a model from IG Page @BeautyIsBoring_
Bright Gold look on a model from IG Page @BeautyIsBoring_
Gold glittery look with dark lip on model from IG page @BeautyIsBoring
Gold glittery look with dark lip on model from IG page @BeautyIsBoring

Simple Beauties

But hey if you are not into loud statement makeup regardless of season or occasion there are still numerous gorgeous looks you can try out that don’t need lots of courage and still guarantee you maximum “slayage”.

International pop star Rihanna rocks a gorgeous cranberry lip with muted eye shadow
International pop star Rihanna rocks a gorgeous cranberry lip with muted eye shadow
Selena Gomez rocking a muted face look with a touch of blush and bronzer for warmth
Selena Gomez rocking a muted face look with a touch of blush and bronzer for warmth

Ready, Set, Slay!

Finally regardless of whatever look you decide to go for during the holidays, we should never forget to set our makeup. Setting sprays have the power to reduce shine, reduce cakiness and just all around gel our look together.

Elf makeup mist and set is inexpensive and flawlessly executes your looks
Elf makeup mist and set is inexpensive and flawlessly executes your looks
The L;oreal infallible is a cult favorite as it keeps makeup fresh all night long
The L;oreal infallible is a cult favorite as it keeps makeup fresh all night long
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